1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar (dominical letter E), the 1947th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 947th year of the 2nd millennium, the 47th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1940s decade.
Real World Events
- Kenner Products is founded by Albert, Phillip and Joseph L. Steiner.
- Actor Edward James Olmos is born.
- Vocalist Joan La Barbara is born.
- Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger is born.
- Author Steve Perry is born.
- Actor David St. James is born.